Exodus

Lecture 6 - The Accompaniments of the Passover

(Exodus, chap. 12.) Having considered the passover itself, let us now look at its accompaniments. The former shows what faith receives from God; the latter points to its Godward results. First, the unleavened bread-"roast with fire, and unleavened bread." These two things are purposely brought together, as we shall presently see. But first let us look at the "unleavened bread." Literally, it is "compressed bread"- bread of which the particles have not been separated b...

Lecture 8 - The Passage of the Sea

(Exodus 13: 17-14: 31.) We have before us now the completion of Israel's deliverance out of Egypt. Not till they crossed the sea were they fully delivered. Indeed, salvation is not spoken of until they come to it. It is manifest that salvation, as typified in the things we are considering, implies much more than deliverance from wrath and condemnation; and yet this is the sense in which we habitually use it. Here, at the sea, the question is no more between the people and ...

Lecture 7 - The Memorial of the Passover

(Exodus, chaps. 12: 43-13: 16.) Having dwelt upon the passover and its accompaniments, we have yet to consider the "ordinance of the passover" as the Lord prescribed it for a continual memorial. There are restrictions here which we have not read of before - restrictions which it is important to note and to remember, which apply, not to redemption itself, but to the enjoyment of it. God begins with us as sinners, or He could not begin at all; but having redeemed us, it is as ...

Lecture 9 - The Song and the Testing

(Exodus, chap. 15.) Having seen the salvation wrought by Jehovah, and the carcases of their enemies upon the sea-shore, the people sing of their deliverance with praises to God. He has delivered; He will deliver, and bring them in the land to which they are going. Not until now was salvation apprehended in its fulness. Three things mark this song: First, the deliverance just effected from Pharaoh and his hosts. Second, the assurance that God will bring them in, and pla...

Lecture 10 - The Manna

(Exodus, chap. 16.) We are now to consider God's provision for the wilderness. The present chapter gives us the bread from heaven; the chapter following gives the water from the rock. The history of the wilderness we must not expect to find in Exodus - the book of redemption; the book of Numbers gives us fully that. Here, we have the provision of divine grace for the need of the people - a provision which is the necessary result of redemption. God having brought th...

Lecture 12 - The Giving of the Law and its Typical Meaning

(Exodus, chap. 20.) We are come now to the second part of the book of Exodus. In the first part we have seen the grace of God meeting the miserable condition of the people, putting away the moral barriers to their deliverance, and then freeing them from the bitter and galling bondage under which they groaned. We have seen, too, His gracious care of them in the wilderness into which He had brought them. We are now to see the throne of God established over the people He h...

Lecture 11 - Spirit and Flesh

(Exodus, chap. 17.) "BREAD shall be given him, his waters shall be sure," says the prophet of salvation. We have seen how the first part of this was fulfilled to delivered Israel; we are now to see the fulfilment of the rest; with deepest significance in their application to us, as those upon whom "the ends of the ages have come," and for whom their accumulated wealth of blessing has been reserved. In the gift of water, as of bread, we find the stamp of grace. It was in answer to ...

Dangers in Leadership

The following was first given as a message at the May, 1999 Elders and Workers Conference in Markham, Ontario. In my travels among the assemblies it is evident that the general spiritual condition of many of them is poor. Attendance is often a small portion of those who would claim to be in fellowship. Worldliness has made inroads and it is manifested in a lack of commitment to the local assembly and a strong commitment to careers, hobbies, sports, and recreation. ...

God's Call out of the Earth

God's Call out of the Earth. J. G. Bellett. from Miscellaneous Papers (R. L. Allan) In the midst of the increased and still growing corruption of the whole scene around us, and of the threatened dissolving of all things, it is much laid upon the mind to consider with simplicity and clearness the character of our calling. The call of God out of the earth, and God's assertion of title to the earth, are things that greatly differ, and should be morally and practically distinguished by the sa...

Types of the Temple

Introduction
      When the Lord God-Jehovah-Elohim, the Triune God - had planted the garden of Eden, and filled it with everything that could delight the senses, he placed man there. Adam and Eve having sinned, and hearing the voice of God, walking in the garden in the cool of the day, they hid themselves from His presence amongst the trees. God asked, "Adam, where art thou?" And he said, "I heard Thy voice . . . and I was afraid" (Gen. 3. 10).

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